Green Design – What Can Go Wrong?
by Mary Anne Wolf, Esq.
In the last 25 years, one of the major advancements in the construction industry has been the growth of the green design movement. From the start, predictions were made of a flood of litigation and a drastic change in the design professional standard of care. This paper presents two studies of recent cases involving green buildings and reviews the movement’s impact on the architect’s standard of care.
Mary Anne Wolf is a partner with the law firm of Keogh, Cox & Wilson in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She leads the firm’s construction law practice. She is a trial lawyer and primarily represents design professionals in construction litigation. Her clients range from small local firms to large national companies.
Mary Anne received her Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University in 1999. Prior to law school, she worked for ten years in the construction industry as a professional engineer. She is a member of the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects.